Community Giving

Paynesville Area Community Foundation Grants

Online Application Open: February 1st, 2023
Deadline: March 31 at 11:59pm - Decisions Made Within 90 Days of Deadline

Brief Description

The Paynesville Area Community Foundation seeks to make grants that will help build our community in bringing about a lasting, positive change in the Paynesville area. PACF is looking to provide leadership and financial support that builds a community partnership in order to advance the project or initiatives.


Eligible organizations: 501c3 nonprofit organizations, schools or government entities.

Geographic Area: Serves the Paynesville Area School District area

Funding Amount Range: $1,000-$20,000


  • Education – Grants will be made to support education; especially K-12 and after-school programs.
  • Social Services – Grants will be made to support and strengthen families, children and youth.
  • Arts and Culture – Grants will be made to support activities that generate an appreciation of diverse cultures and that enhance and improve cultural opportunities.
  • Civic – Grants will be made to support activities that build, promote and preserve communities.
  • Recreational – Grants will be made to support and promote recreation
  • Health – Grants will be made to support health education, physical and mental health and activities that reduce abuse and violence.


  • Make a sustainable positive impact in the community
  • Build or support collaborative efforts and involve other community partners such as other nonprofits, government entities, businesses and citizen groups.
  • Are likely to make a difference in the quality of life and have the potential to inspire additional investments in the community.
  • Projects/Programs that support diversity, equity and inclusion. (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy)



  1. Submit application online using the CommunityGiving Grant Management System.
  2. The Grant Advisory Committee will recommend application for funding to the Paynesville Board of Directors.
  3. The Paynesville Board of Directors will make final funding decisions.

All notification about this grant will be through emails.

Payout of Grants will be upon receipt of electronically signed Grant Agreement.

Grantee Required Documents: Grant Agreement, Progress Report, Final Report. Required follow up documents will be submitted through the CommunityGiving Grant Management System.

For question about this grant or the online Grant Management System please call (320) 257-9715.

Click Here to Begin the Application Process